Raju asked the makers to remove the controversial scenes or face action. A rough translation of his tweet says: "Once the censor board certifies a film, staging protests to demand the removal of certain scenes, obstructing the screenings, and tampering with the banners are all unlawful activities". It is directed by AR Murugadoss and has music by Oscar victor AR Rahman.
Superstar Rajinikanth and Universal star Kamal Hassan responded on the ongoing controversy on Vijay's latest film Sarkar. The party caders even went on to protest outside various theatres in Tamil Nadu.
The AIADMK was up in arms against "Sarkar" with senior AIADMK ministers demanding deletion of the contentious scenes, besides threatening to initiate legal action if the film crew failed to comply.
Rajinikanth lashed out against these acts. "I strongly condemn this act". While the press was sent feelers from Government that they are actually giving protection to the director (which they didn't), Sun Pictures revealed that police went there to arrest the director. "Commercialised politicians will soon be vanished and the good people would win".
Even then, the film has registered a record-breaking opening, and according to Tollywood reports, the film has collected Rs 75 crore at the worldwide box office on its very first day of release.
The plot of the film revolves around a successful NRI CEO who returns to India for voting in elections but finds his vote has already been exercised.
Vijay's Sarkar is heavily political in nature and the film has taken several digs at the ruling party.